Tuna Noodle Casserole
6 oz no yolk noodles
1 tbsp butter
1 medium onion minced fine
3 tbsp flour (gluten free use rice flour)
1 3/4 cups fat free chicken broth
1 cup 1 percent milk
1 oz sherry (optional) I left this out of mine.
10 oz sliced baby bella mushrooms
1 cup frozen petite peas thawed
2 (5 oz) cans tuna
4 oz 50 percent reduced fat sharp cheddar
butter flavor cooking spray
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp whole wheat seasoned bread crumbs
Cook noodles until al dente or slightly undercooked by 2 mins. Set aside.
Melt butter in a deep skillet. Add onions and cook on medium heat until soft, about 5 mins. Add the flour and a pinch of salt and stir well, cooking an additional 2-3 mins on medium low.
Preheat oven to 375. Lightly spray 9 x 12 casserole with butter flavor cooking spray. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth until well combined, increasing heat to medium and whisking well for 30 seconds, then add the milk and bring to a boil. When boiling, add sherry, mushrooms and petite peas, adjust salt and pepper taste and simmer on medium mixing occasionally until it thickens about 5-7 mins. Add drained tuna, stirring another minute.
Remove from heat and add 1 cup cheddar and mix well until it melts. Add the noodles to the sauce and mix well until evenly coated. Pour into casserole and top with Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs. Spray a little more cooking spray and top bake for 20-25 mins
Enjoy!! Thank you Gina for the great recipes!! :-)
Last night we went to pick up Hayley's new glasses, they make her look so grown up. She really likes them :-)
Jerry was feeling inspired and bundled up to run in the freezing cold weather and wind last night! I'll stay with the treadmill for now, lol. Then he locked himself out and was banging on the window at 10:30 PM making the dogs bark like crazy.... at least the girls didn't wake up!
Today was also exciting for Kathleen because her bulb was starting to bloom!! Owen of course had to pose in these shots too. He's our shadow follows us everywhere! :-)
Some quotes I'd like to share with you tonight too.
"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up"
-Steve Prefontaine American Running Legend
"More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin" Author Unknown
My college course started today so I'll be starting on another 6 weeks of intense studying. Hoping to finish my other book ( The choice) too. We have a busy weekend ahead. Dr. Seuss's birthday will be celebrated at our local library. I love Dr. Seuss!!! Then I am chaperoning Hayley's Scout sleepover....wish me luck, then Sunday errands and hopefully a stop at A.C. Moores grand opening. You know how much we love crafting!! So I'll leave you with one of my favorite Dr. Seuss quotes...
"Those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter" -Dr. Seuss
Be sure to visit Seussville! Fun for family and educators!!!
His birthday was yesterday; Happy Belated Birthday Dr. Seuss!! Thanks for enriching my life and my children's and so many other children's lives. :-)
Oh, I almost forgot.... two funny things Kathleen said I've been wanting to share!
1) We were at dinner the other night and Jerry wanted Hayley to try a jalepeno chip. I was warning her it was very hot, she hesistated a bit and Kathleen reached over, touched it with her finger and said "I't's not hot!" LOL
2) Then the other morning when I made Kathleen's breakfast she asked how I got it done so fast! I said because I'm Super Mom! She said "well can you fly?" She was so serious and I said "well maybe...." Then she said "well let me see you!" LOL So serious and intent.... I love that little girl!!
Hope you are having a wonderful night!!! :-)